Alan Curtis (footballer)
|Full name||Alan Thomas Curtis|
|Date of birth||16 April 1954|
|Place of birth||Pentre, Rhondda, Wales|
|Swansea City (First Team Coach)|
|1986||→ Stoke City (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Alan Thomas Curtis (born 16 April 1954) is a former Welsh international footballer, who played as a forward. He played 35 times for Wales scoring 6 goals. Curtis played his club football for Swansea City, Leeds United, Southampton, Stoke City, Cardiff City and Barry Town.
Curtis was born in Pentre, Rhondda, and began his career with Swansea City. His first seasons at the Vetch Field ended with the team being relegated to the Fourth Division. They slowly recovered and Curtis scored 17 goals in 1976–77 before scoring 34 goals in 1977–78 helping the Swans gain promotion back to the Third Division. He scored 20 goals in 1978–79 as Swansea secured back to back promotions and earned him a lucrative move to First Division Leeds United. However after scoring just six goals in 35 matches for Leeds he moved back to Swansea City and helped them gain promotion to the First Division in 1980–81. Swansea had a fine first season in the top-flight finishing in 6th position but back to back relegations saw the club slide back down into the Third Division.
Curtis joined Southampton in November 1983 and he spent three seasons at The Dell scoring seven goals in 67 appearances. Towards the end of the 1985–86 season Curtis joined Stoke City on loan playing in three Second Division matches for the Potters. He then joined Cardiff City where he spent four seasons helping the club gain promotion in 1987–88 before ending his Football League career with a return to Swansea. However, he would experience further playing success in 1994, winning the Welsh Cup with Barry Town at the old National Stadium, aged 40.
His uncle, Roy Paul was also a Welsh international footballer. His autobiography was released by Mainstream Publishing in October 2009 entitled 'The Alan Curtis Story'.
As a player
- Sourced from The English National Football Archive
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Swansea City||1972–73||Third Division||13||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||14||0|
|Leeds United||1979–80||First Division||22||4||1||0||2||0||4||1||29||5|
|Swansea City||1980–81||Second Division||20||6||1||0||0||0||0||0||21||6|
|Stoke City (loan)||1985–86||Second Division||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Cardiff City||1986–87||Fourth Division||42||4||4||0||3||0||1||0||50||4|
|Swansea City||1989–90||Third Division||26||3||4||0||0||0||1||0||31||3|
|Barry Town||1990–91||Midlands Division||31||3||4||0||0||0||15||2||50||5|
- A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy, Screen Sport Super Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup, as well as the FA Trophy, Welsh Cup, South Wales Senior Cup and Larchimage Windows Cup for Barry.
As a manager
|Swansea City||18 March 2004||5 April 2004||4||1||1||2||25|
- Swansea City
- Football League Fourth Division third-place promotion: 1977–78
- Football League Third Division third-place promotion: 1978–79
- Football League Second Division third-place promotion: 1980–81
- Cardiff City
- Alan Curtis profile
- Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era - A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2.
- "Swansea manager Michael Laudrup adds Alan Curtis to his coaching staff". The Guardian (London). 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- Alan Curtis, Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database